Zelph's Stoveworks Venom Super Stove

Specs

Weight 1.6 oz
Height 2.75 in / 7 cm
Diameter 2.50 in
Fuel Capacity 1 oz / 30 ml

Reviews

3

This is the Zelph Stoveworks Venom Energy alcohol…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9

Summary

This is the Zelph Stoveworks Venom Energy alcohol stove. Best use is for re hydrating meals or making drinks that require boiled water only. There is no simmer option.

Pros

  • Ultralight
  • Sturdy
  • Little fuel use
  • Pot stand is integrated
  • Fuel is widely available
  • No hissy fit canister noise

Cons

  • No simmering allowed
  • Requisite skills needed for optimal boil times

This is a Zelph Stoveworks Venom Energy alcohol stove (http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/).  It is made from a Venom Energy drink can. Zelph has figured out a way to draw the can inwards on itself without deforming the aluminum. Pretty neat actually. Denatured alcohol or Heet can be used with this stove.

These types of fuel can be found in hardware stores, automotive stores, Walmart, etc. The yellow bottle Heet (https://www.goldeagle.com/product/heet-gas-line-antifreeze-water-remover/) is preferred over the red bottle. The yellow bottle is cleaner burning fuel.

Good thing about these types of stoves is the simplicity, obvious weight savings and compact size. If you are only needing to boil water, an alcohol stove is great. The user must have some skill in using this stove to achieve optimum boil times and of course, alcohol is highly flammable.

If frequenting areas that have high fire danger or burn restrictions in place, as sometimes areas in the Southwest often do, this stove might not be a viable option and a canister stove is necessary due to the ability to immediately cut off the flame. With that being said, here are the stove stats:  

  • Height: 2.5 inches
  • Diameter: 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 ounces
  • Time to boil 2 cups of 55 deg F water: 9 minutes
  • Total time to flame out: 11 minutes
  • Fuel used: one half ounce of denatured alcohol
  • Fuel capacity: 1 ounce
  • Elevation: 955 feet ASL

Keep in mind these are controlled conditions. I was in my garage and there was no influence from wind. I used a titanium pot. Different pot metals can affect boil times. When I use the stove under normal conditions, I'm using a windscreen as well. My boil times will vary also.  


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Carbon felt is the wicking material which is somewhat visible in this photo


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1.7 ounces


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The "inside" of the stove


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Fuel is added above the bar code area


20180101_103949.jpgNice flame adjusts itself to the pot diameter


20180101_104333.jpgIt took 9 minutes to boil 2 cups of 55 degree F water


20180101_101848.jpgFancee Feest and Venom Energy side by side

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for taking the time to share all of these details and pictures, Rob!


18 days ago
Rob R

You're welcome. I've used both stoves at various altitudes up to around 10k.


18 days ago
G00SE MODERATOR

I almost always use my "Perfect Stove" that I made from a Coke can. Thanks for the review, Rob.


18 days ago
Rob R

That Venom can has pretty thick aluminum. I hear they are not easy to find. I checked the website but didn't see the Venom in the list of stoves.


18 days ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Yes, it doesn't seem to be listed on Zelph's site anymore.


16 days ago
denis daly

Rob thanks for the review.I am going to play around with mine this week and really test it..More I just don't think I have the amounts of alcohol worked out...


12 days ago

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